The annual Clonakilty International Guitar Festival kicks off in De Barra’s on Thursday, September 19, with Cathy Davey opening proceedings. The festival has been running since 2006, each year bringing in big guns like Grant Hart, Thurston Moore and plenty of others, alongside De Barra’s luminaries like John Spillane and Mick Flannery. Workshops and talks take place over the weekend as well. There’ll be more gigs announced in due course, as well. Tickets for Cathy Davey’s gig are €12 and can be bought at the bar or online here. She’s also playing the Coughlan’s music festival in Cork City later in September – tickets for all those shows are long gone though. Davey’s been away recording a new album over the past few months so expect to hear lots of new music.